In This Issue
Pastor's Post with Jon Morgan
A Follower's Life
This Weekend in Worship
Daniel Plan
Prayer Walk
Love the 937 Window Clings
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Pastor's Post
with 
 Jon Morgan

During this season of new beginnings within the Ginghamsburg connection, our Fort McKinley family is excited about the official Grand Opening of the Celebrate Recovery worship on Sunday, September 24 at 11:30am.

In what can only be described as God's timing, Fort McKinley has also welcomed a new Narcotics Anonymous (NA) group on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10am. This ministry has welcomed more than 100 participants every time the doors open. God continues to use this campus of Ginghamsburg to help all of God's people in recovering from hurts, habits and hang-ups.

We read the testimony in Psalm 40:1-2," I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the muck and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand."

This is a good reminder that no matter what we are recovering from, God hears our cry. No matter what our hurts, habits and hang-ups might be, God will lift us up. The psalmist goes on to say in verse 3, "He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God."

If it's one thing that the recovery community has taught me, it's that we need to always cry out to God and not wait until we find ourselves in the muck and the mire. We need to start each day crying out for God's help. So as you are praying for our new recovery ministries, will you also join me in this prayer as well?

Help me, God, to make this day about your kingdom. Help me to stay focused on your will for my life. Help me, God, to interact with people in a way that builds them up... in a way that draws them closer to you. Help me, God, to face the challenges with confidence and to overcome obstacles with grace. Help me, God, to not overlook the least of these. Help me, God, to appreciate the down times and to look for the still times. Help me, God, to listen to your voice throughout today. 

Amen.
Pastor Jon

A Follower's Life 


It's not too late to join our best class for integrating into the life of Ginghamsburg. 

Wondering about God, Jesus or the Bible? -  A Follower's Life is a ten-week group that provides an opportunity to explore faith as you experience a taste of what it's like to be in community with other people on a similar journey. 

Class starts Sunday at 10am in Tipp City Campus 117, located behind the stage. There is a $7 book you can pick up in the class.

Questions? Contact mwainscott@ginghamsburg.org.


 This Weekend in Worship
   

Reaching out to LOVE the 937 is all about relationships - but it's not all easy. And being people of forgiveness is absolutely at the heart of the matter. It's Jesus' original plan for launching a movement of God - through our communities, our families and our closest of relationships. Join us for week two of this "close to home" series!

LOVE the 937: forgive quickly


Away for the weekend? Watch the Tipp City Campus message online on Saturday at 5 or 6:30pm and Sunday at 8:30, 10 or 11:30am. 
Daniel Plan
by Margie DeHays

Over the past year, Ginghamsburg Church has offered two sessions of The Daniel Plan, and leaders have witnessed the joy and results class attendees have experienced. 

The Daniel Plan is a groundbreaking, healthy lifestyle program where people get better together. With love as the motivation, it's a story of abundance, not deprivation. Relying on God's power and the support and encouragement of friends, get ready to be transformed from the inside out. 

"Helping people begin with simple changes to their lifestyle habits and combining faith, food, fitness, focus and friendship has helped them to become a stronger body for Christ - Daniel Strong," shares Margie DeHays the facilitator of the class at Ginghamsburg.

"Not only has it helped people become more whole, it has allowed us to reach beyond our church walls to inspire others to become disciples for their own church with The Daniel Plan class," continues Margie.

In addition to the class, an accountability group was started on Facebook to keep the conversations and encouragement going. 

Lisa Klepacz - servant extraordinaire and long-time Ginghamsburg member - recently took The Daniel Plan. "The class is wonderful. You learn that you are God's creation and that you have responsibility to take care of God's vessel," shares Lisa. "The class teaches you how to eat clean, motivates you to have an exercise plan and gives you opportunity to make valuable lifelong friendships."

No matter where you are in your health journey, you will take something positive away from this class. Lisa regained some control over a vertigo problem. "By eliminating chemicals and processed foods and increasing my hydration, I am amazed at how wonderful natural fruits and vegetables taste!"

Be part of this six-week study about glorifying God in the way you eat, move and think - starting this Sunday, September 17 at 10am in Avenue 502. Questions? Contact Margie.

In addition, online Pastor Seth Evans is offering The Daniel Plan online beginning Monday, September 18 from 7:30-8:30pm. For more details and to register, click here.

Love the 937 Prayer Walk


One simple but powerful way to love the 937 is through a Prayer Walk. Prayer walking is an opportunity for Jesus followers to pray for our neighbors and neighborhoods. With our eyes and hearts open to the real needs of people, the nudges of the Holy Spirit can lead us into spiritual conversations. We encourage you to walk with people at one of our prayer walking sites on Sunday, September 24. If you are unable to meet at the prayer walking site, prayer walk your neighborhood, hallways of your apartment building or even the streets around your workplace. 

1. Begin your walk asking God to open your eyes and your heart to people and needs around you. 
2. Expect God and God's Spirit to work through you while you are walking. 
3. Pay attention to the nudges that you experience: maybe you will be led to pray over a house/door, stop and talk to a person or even pray over a business and its employees. 
4. Sometimes people will say, "No, I don't want prayer." Don't let a "no" discourage you from continuing to walk and pray. 
5. Stay safe and walk with others if possible. 

Remember 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (NIV). 

May God do the supernatural in me and through me... 

For details about  location  and times, visit lovethe937.org.

Window Clings 

We are in week two of our Love the 937 series, and we sense tha t this is more than a series... it's a movement of God. 

We want to spread  th e good word, so at all the exits this weekend across all campuses, you'll find Love the 937 window clings! We invite you to t ake one and put it on the inside of one of your car windows (works best on a SIDE window) - then snap a photo and share it on Instagram with #lovethe937 and @ginghamsburg. 

 
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Worship Options at Ginghamsburg

 
  at the Tipp City Campus
Worship - Saturday at 5pm 
Next Step Recovery Celebration - Saturday at 6:30pm
Worship - Sunday at 8:30, 10 and 11:30am
(6759 S County Rd 25A)

  at the Fort McKinley - Dayton Campus 
Worship - Sunday at 8:30, 10 and 11:30am
(3721 W Siebenthaler Ave)
 
 at The Point - Trotwood Campus
Worship - Sunday at 10 and 11:30am
(506 E Main St)

at Mosaic Church - Rave Cinemas at The Greene
Worship - Sunday at 10am
(4489 Glengarry Dr, Beavercreek)